Why We Build
Power and Desire in Architecture
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers|
| Imprint:||Collins Design|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—such as hope, power, sex, and our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind architecture, yesterday and (especially) today.
We are living in the most dramatic period in architectural history in more than half a century: a time when cityscapes are being redrawn on a yearly basis, architects are testing the very idea of what a building...